fiscal policy - updates

Rappler's latest stories on fiscal policy


Senate OKs bill requiring economic managers to report to Congress

Sep 19, 2017 - 8:06 AM

The bill will mandate the Department of Finance, National Economic and Development Authority, the Department of Budget and Management, and the Central Bank to report biannually to Congress on fiscal and monetary policies

REPORT. The Senate has passed the bill seeking to require the country's economic managers to report biannually to Congress. Malacañang file photo

Spend for growth, OECD urges governments

Jun 02, 2016 - 12:45 AM

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development says there is an urgent need for governments to ramp up spending

epa05340323 OECD Secretary-General Jose Angel Gurria (C-L) with other Ministers and delegations during the meeting of the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) Council at ministerial level at the organization headquarter in Paris, France, 01 June 2016. OECD Week places a central emphasis on the need for policies that strengthen productivity, and promote inclusive and sustainable growth. EPA/ETIENNE LAURENT

IMF ups call for action against global economic slide

Mar 09, 2016 - 6:00 PM

The International Monetary Fund urges leaders to expand fiscal stimulus and structural reforms

epa05197283 A photo made available 06 March 2016 shows workers working on top of a building under construction in Beirut, Lebanon, 05 March 2016. The Lebanese real estate sector has been affected negatively by the lingering political and security situation in Lebanon, the ongoing war in Syria, as well as the decreasing number of foreigners who invest in Lebanon which resulted in the solidification of property sales transactions in about 14.5 percent. EPA/WAEL HAMZEH

SONA 2015: Aquino gov't continues to underspend

Jul 26, 2015 - 9:10 PM

A lower than target fiscal deficit could mean inability to provide better services and build better infrastructure It could also bloat savings which could give the administration too much leeway to decide on where the money goes

#BudgetTracker: How the government spends your taxes

May 01, 2014 - 1:21 PM

Visualize how the Philippine approved budget allocations from 2009 to 2014 looks like

Slides and Ladders: Understand the budget process

Jul 20, 2013 - 9:32 AM

Know the formal steps in the budget process Beyond them learn about the informal ways of lobbying

SLIDES AND LADDERS: Working your way through the budget process

Fiscal policy should be 'growth friendly': IMF body

Oct 13, 2012 - 1:47 PM

The world economy needs to balance austerity with growth if it is to recover properly from the global financial crisis a key IMF committee says

Pass new taxes in 2012 or else…

Jan 16, 2012 - 8:08 PM

Former government officials urge the Aquino government to push for new revenue sources before 2013 an election year

SIN TAXES. The Aquino government must raise taxes in 2012, ex-government officials said. Sin taxes eyed as priority